Disciplined Agile (DA)®

Disciplined Agile is not a framework, but rather a toolkit that focuses on the decisions you need to consider, the options available to you, and the trade-offs associated with these options. It shows you how to effectively combine strategies from Scrum, Agile Modeling, Extreme Programming, Kanban, Agile Data, SAFe, and many other approaches in a tailorable and scalable manner.

Organizations that adopt Disciplined Agile go to market sooner, deliver value faster and make their customers happier.

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Millpond (formerly Falcon Training) has been helping project managers attain their PMI certifications since 2008. Millpond are an Authorized Training Provider (A.T.P) for PMI, providing professional Disciplined Agile Certification Preparation Training.

Having trained hundreds of delegates from all walks of life, Millpond have the right tools for the job to help you pass the DASM or DASSM certification. The combination of our training methods, facilitators, self study and collaboration have resulted in ongoing success.

Begin your agile journey learning multiple agile approaches; understand how to use the Disciplined Agile tool kit and find your way of working (WoW). Comprehensive training introduces leading agile and lean approaches like Scrum, Kanban, SAFe® and more that frees you from any single agile framework and opens your options.

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We created the Agile Certification Journey to incorporate Disciplined Agile into our portfolio of certifications and to provide practitioners with options and opportunities to dive deeper into agile approaches, regardless of where they are in their career paths.

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Journey to Business Agility – which Agile certification is right for you?

PMI offer a different approach to training and certification via a progressive path to agile mastery.

Meet four Disciplined Agile certifications that join PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP)® to create a comprehensive suite of agile training and certifications that extends beyond any single agile approach.

Disciplined Agile Certifications

Get Started With Disciplined Agile

Begin your agile journey learning multiple agile approaches; understand how to use the Disciplined Agile tool kit and find your way of working (WoW). Comprehensive training introduces leading agile and lean approaches like Scrum, Kanban, SAFe® and more that frees you from any single agile framework and opens your options.

With DASM Training And Certification, You Will:
  • Understand the Disciplined Agile mindset and its underlying principles, such as pragmatism, the power of choice and adapting to context.
  • Explore multiple leading agile and lean approaches like Scrum, Kanban, SAFe® and more.
  • Learn about the fundamentals of agile and lean, and how to use both approaches effectively.
  • Understand how to put these strategies into action on your agile team and ensure effective implementation.
  • Learn how to apply the Disciplined Agile tool kit to discover the best way of working (WoW) for you and your agile team in your unique situation.
  • Be prepared to take the Disciplined Agile Scrum Master (DASM) Certification exam. Your exam fee is included in tuition.

Requirements:

  • No agile experience is required – this is introductory training and certification built to educate you on agile and lean fundamentals and the Disciplined Agile tool kit with skills to immediately apply what you have learned.
  • 2 days training
Tailor Your Approach And Lead Your Team With Disciplined Agile

Position yourself to successfully lead an agile team (or multiple teams) and effectively take on more complex and key initiatives for your organization. Adopt an agile mindset as well as being able to tailor and scale any agile or lean approach using the Disciplined Agile tool kit to choose your way of working (WoW).

With DASSM Training And Certification, You Will:
  • Accelerate your ability to lead high-profile initiatives that are critical to enterprise success.
  • Take a deep dive into the Disciplined Agile tool kit to develop a comprehensive understanding of the hundreds of practices and strategies it contains and the trade-offs of applying them.
  • Apply the Disciplined Agile tool kit in hands-on exercises to guide your team in choosing and evolving your best way of working (WoW) in real-life situations.
  • Use the tool kit to solve complex challenges commonly encountered in development and operational teams, the value stream, and at the enterprise level.
  • Learn how to design and implement metrics that measure your improvements in areas where your teams are struggling.
  • Understand how to nurture emotional intelligence.
  • Feel confident empowering others on your team(s).
  • Learn how to lead your teams in any situation to improve value delivery for your customers.
  • Apply the Disciplined Agile tool kit to guide your team in choosing and evolving the best way of working (WoW) in the situation you face.
  • Be prepared to take the Disciplined Agile Senior Scrum Master (DASSM) exam and earn valuable, credible certification. Your exam fee is included in tuition.
Requirements
  • Two years of experience working in an agile team in a leadership role, like Disciplined Agile scrum master, scrum master, product owner, architecture owner, etc.
  • 2-days training

Disciplined Agile Exam Preparation Course Details

In-Class Virtual Classroom On demand
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  • Agile practitioners who want to further specialize and differentiate their skills
  • Provide Agile practitioners with options and opportunities to dive deeper into agile approaches, regardless of where they are in their career paths
  • Agile practitioners who are preparing to pass their PMI DASM or DASSM examination
  • Practitioners who wish to earn PDUs from a PMI Authorised Training Partner. While taking a Disciplined Agile training workshop, professionals may count those training hours as PDUs toward their PMP, PgMP, or PMI-ACP PDU requirements. This means they can earn PDUs while also working toward earning a Disciplined Agile certification.
  • 2 days of classroom training
  • PMI Slides and Course material
  • Student handbook
  • References & Glossary
  • Activity handouts
  • Attendance certificate (14 PDUs)
  • Over 20 FREE Project Management Templates
  • Downloadable Content

Note: The course fee includes the cost of the DASM or DASSM exam.

Contact us for corporate rates.

  • 50 multiple choice questions
  • 90 minutes to complete the exam
  • Computer based exam: Available at Pearson Vue testing centres around New Zealand and Australia
  • Your DASM or DASSM certification is good for one year. To renew the certification, you must earn 7 PDUs in agile topics and pay the $50 renewal fee.

Below are the steps students must take to access the DASM or DASSM exam following a training workshop:

After the training workshop, participating students receive an email with instructions to access the exam.

Log in to PMI and access the link to the exam from the myPMI dashboard.

You must have a PMI ID with a valid mailing address and valid phone number. If these fields are not completed, you will not be eligible to take the exam.

It is a non-proctored exam administered through Pearson VUE. You may take it at any time you are ready – day or night.

You have 30 days from when you initially received the exam link to take the exam. You may retake it two more times within that 30-day period if you do not pass the first attempt. If you would like to take the exam again, email your request to DACertifications@pmi.org with the subject “Retake DA Scrum Master Exam” or “Retake DA Senior Scrum Master Exam” and include your name and PMI ID number. A new exam access link will be emailed to you and you may take the exam online at your earliest convenience.

If you do not receive an exam link within five business days of the training, please notify DACertifications@pmi.org.

Fees

Exam fees:

  • The exam fee for one exam attempt is included in the cost of this training. Students have 30 days to take the exam online after completing the training. Certification is granted after you pass the exam.

PMI membership fees:

  • US $129 to join (plus US $10 application fee)
  • US $129 to renew

PMINZ membership fees:

  • US $60 to join
  • US $60 to renew

A Certificate of Completion for professional project management training with an Authorized Training Partner (A.T.P) of the Project Management Institute, Inc will be issued at the end of the course.

Participants can claim the PDUs (Professional Development Units) with the Project Management Institute (PMI) after completing this course.

Exam Preparation Delivery Options and Schedule

About

The in-class DASM or DASSM training offers the richest training environment for knowledge sharing. This is the highest level of facilitator-student and student-student interaction makes for truly engaging learning.

Our classrooms are small and interactive, delegates get an opportunity to emerge themselves in the learning environment and network at the same time.

Over the course of 2 days, our highly skilled DA trainers will cover everything you need to prepare for the DASM or DASSM exam, including the PMI student course manual, group discussions and downloadable content.

Duration

The in-class DASM or DASSM Exam preparation course takes place over the span of 2 days.

Location

Public exam preparation courses available around New Zealand and Australia:

Corporate and in-house training available anywhere in New Zealand, Australia and the rest of Asia Pacific.

Minimum numbers apply.

Course Schedule

No training course in your area? Let us know, we’re happy to set something up.

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Offering the same professional service as our in-class delivery, a virtual classroom is a facilitated, live and online classroom environment suitable for dispersed organisations and remote team members or individuals.

The DASM or DASSM Virtual Classroom training is delivered at the highest level and delegates will receive quality live and online certification training.

Over the course our highly skilled DA trainers will cover everything you need to prepare for the DASM or DASSM exam, including access to downloadable course content, the PMI Student course manual, group discussions and downloadable content.

Duration

  • Course duration: 3 weeks/ 6 sessions
  • Session duration: 2.5 hours each

Location

  • Anywhere with an internet connection.
    • Internet connection: The bandwidth requirements to have a seamless video and audio experience is 2.0 Mbps (up and down). Test your internet speed here: www.speedtest.net
  • You will also need a computer with a video camera and headphones
Course Schedule
05/05/2021
Virtual Classroom
04/08/2021
Virtual Classroom

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